Report: Everton could part company with David Unsworth if Sam Allardyce's appointed

Everton's interim manager David Unsworth looks on during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 25, 2017.

Sam Allardyce is in the frame for the Everton job, and if he gets it, there may be no room for David Unsworth in the Toffees backroom team.

Everton's interim manager David Unsworth looks on during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 25, 2017.

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, David Unsworth and Joe Royle may leave Everton if Sam Allardyce ends up getting the Toffees job in the coming weeks.

Unsworth is the current caretaker boss at Goodison Park, stepping up from his job as under-23s coach when Ronald Koeman was sacked last month.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

The Mirror reports however, that Allardyce is in contention for the post. And not only may Unsworth end up not getting the first-team job on a permanent basis, he may find himself out of work altogether.

According to the Mirror, despite former owner Bill Kenwright's desire to see the 44-year-old stay at the club, Allardyce's plans to bring Craig Shakespeare with him and form his own backroom team may mean that there is no space for Unsworth or Royle - who has also stepped into the breach following Koeman's departure.

A General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

It is not made clear by the Mirror whether Unsworth will have the chance to revert to his old role with the academy side if Big Sam does end up taking the job, but perhaps the Toffees caretaker may not be keen anyway after having a taste of first-team management in recent weeks.

Unsworth has overseen one win and three defeats during his four games in charge so far, but the dramatic events of the 3-2 win over Watford in their most recent game before the international break may have left him feeling extremely optimistic that he could have the potential to succeed as a first-team manager elsewhere if the Everton job is not available to him. 

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